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I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Photographing on black

Playing around with photographing on a black tile in my light box with my macro lens the other day. I must say I haven't used my light box for a long time, so it was fun to get it out and experiment.

 Truss tomatoes - I like the way the red really stands out against the black in this shot - just be careful you clean off all the specs on the black tile or glass - it is amazing how they show up on your image!



Cinnamon quills - 

Star Anise -

old spoons -

This one is mushrooms on a mirror with a black backdrop-


cherries on mirror with white backdrop -


and cinnamon on brown paper

and Orios! on white with white background -


 Thank you for stopping by. Do you spend time playing around and experimenting with your camera? Have a wonderful week.

If you would like to see more of my food photography please go to my Flickr page by clicking here Jill's food set on Flickr

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27 comments:

  1. Glad your experimenting Jill. That's part of the fun of photography, trying new things.

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  2. Love all the images and wonderful ideas to try. Wonderful. Valerie

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  3. Beautiful images. Love the old spoons especially, but they are all so good!

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  4. Great series of photographs. Have you tried looking through a jam jar you get a great effect.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnyholly/8476176846/in/pool-2130293@N24/

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  5. What great experiments! Love those cinnamon quills. So much texture. Yes, I enjoy playing with my camera. So much to learn. So much fun! Have a great week, Jill.

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    1. perhaps you can add experimenting with your camera to your list of winter things to do Lorrie!

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  6. The red tomatoes on the black tile are so dramatic. The change of DOF is also very interesting in some of the other photos. A great series!

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  7. Oh these are great photos! Love the star anise and the shrooms! I'm your newest follower.

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  8. What gorgeous shots! Dramatic and delicious.

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  9. Beautiful shots
    Thanks for your visit
    Have a nice day
    Mari

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  10. LOVE the tomatoes - they're just like little jewels!! And my earth sign psyche likes the line of cherries reflecting another line of cherries - almost good enough to eat!!!

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  11. beautiful images and great concepts and ideas! I love the cinamon sticks and the cherries!

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  12. Wow, those tomatoes look good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Really beautiful shots! I love the reflections and the vibrancy of the colors. :)

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  14. Never tried anything so creative! We're remodeling our kitchen..I'd love to have images this lovely on an occasional backsplash tile!

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  15. Love all your experimental pics, and the results you get. If i had to pic two immediate faves it would be the tomatoes and the oreos. Hmm, new dinner combo perhaps!

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    1. wish me luck with them at the Photography Group of Bunbury submissions on Thursday Jo!

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  16. Mmmmmm. Stop with the gorgeous foody images - I'm hungry now! Great vibrancy.

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  17. Hello, how beautiful your pictures are♡♡♡ And your technique is amazing; I wish I could learn from you, p;)
    I followed you, my new Australian friend.
    Thank you very much for stopping by and hope you are having a wonderful week.


    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  18. Your pictures are just magical!! My favorite is the one with the cherries, Michigan is a huge cherry producing state. The star anise is great too, hard to believe nature created the pattern. Thanks for the suggestion of making a sentence from a book stack a fun idea. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  19. Oh you are genius, absolutely genius...love all of these and you really showed the Cinnamon Quills, which we call simply sticks...I like quills better;', and the Star Anise with incredible detail of texture...very nice! Thank you so very much for your very kinds words written to me recently. It is going to be a long while, but I keep my hopes alive, that is all that one can ever do, in moving forward...Hugs~

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  20. Love these foodie shots. Awesome cinnamon curls and star anise. :)

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